Carnegie Executive Director Katie Brass Resigns

TC_logo_new(Covington, KY) May, 26, 2017– The Carnegie announced today that its Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Executive Director, Katie Brass.  Brass is leaving to spend more time with her family.

Katie came to The Carnegie from the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center in July of 2007 as development director, and was promoted to executive director just sixteen months later. During her tenure The Carnegie completed a $200,000+ front plaza renovation, expanded programming across all departments, underwent a rebranding, and expanded to include a set-building workshop at the Hellman Creative Center, among other accomplishments.

“As a board member for the past nine years I’ve had the pleasure of working very closely with Katie, and know first hand the impact her leadership has had on the organization,” said Molly Prues, Carnegie Board President. “All of us on the Board wish Katie nothing but the best, and will all miss working with her.”

The Carnegie’s Board of Directors will meet in July to discuss next steps in filling the Executive Director role. The Carnegie’s Deputy Director, Kim Best, has been named interim executive director.

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The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from ArtsWave, Cincinnati Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation.



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